The unannounced curfew continues to remain in force in 25 villages of Mathar and Machni areas lying in the outskirts of Peshawar, where security forces and police are carrying out a joint search operation to hunt down militants. The curfew was imposed yesterday in the above villages in view of the increasing activities of the militants there. However, no arrest has so far been reported, nor there is any report of resistance on part of the militants. Additional check posts have been set up on all the entry points of the routes heading to Peshawar and entry is being allowed after thorough checking. The local transport remains suspended and commuters are forced to travel on foot.